The 10 Best Laptops For Video Editing Under $600 in 2023

Video editing can be one of the most time-consuming and difficult jobs to accomplish in the modern age, but when you’re just starting out it can be difficult to know where to begin, especially with a limited budget. That’s why we put together this list of the 10 best laptops for video editing under $600, no matter whether you want something that can do good video editing on the go or that will serve as your main video editing station at home.

Dell XPS 15 9570

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Computer Memory Size32 GB8 GB16 GB16 GB
CPU Model ManufacturerIntelIntelIntelIntel
CPU Speed4.1 GHz2.3 GHz5 GHz4.5 GHz
Display Resolution Maximum3840 x 21601920 x 10803840 x 2400 pixels4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6 inches15 inches15.6 inches
Hard Disk Size1 TB1 TB512 GB1 TB
Item Dimensions14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches14.37 x 10.1 x 1 inches20.5 x 19.8 x 14.8 inches9.27 x 14.06 x 0.66 inches
Item Weight3.97 lbs4.85 lbs4.00 lbs5.50 lbs
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10 HomeWindows 10
Processor Count2466
RAM TypeDDR SDRAMDDR4 SDRAMDDR4 SDRAM
Wireless Communication Standard802.11ac
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With an i7-8750H processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, it’s no surprise that Dell’s XPS 15 9570 is easily one of our favorite laptops. While heavier than some of its competitors (it weighs in at 5.76 pounds), it has plenty to offer. In fact, if you want a high-end laptop but don’t want to break your budget, then you can hardly do better than Dell’s flagship laptop right now. See on Amazon Weighing in at just under 3 pounds, Apple’s MacBook Air may be smaller than other laptops on our list but it still packs quite a punch.

Its 13.3-inch screen features Retina display technology which offers crisper text and graphics as well as vivid colors and blacks. The Air also boasts solid battery life; 11 hours while browsing over Wi-Fi or watching iTunes movies—plenty of time to edit video without needing to plug in or find an outlet! And while we think Apple devices are typically overpriced, we love their keyboards; they feel so smooth and comfortable when typing! The newest MacBook Air also comes equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports which mean users can charge their laptop AND connect an external display all from one port!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is widely considered to be one of the best laptops for video editing, period. It’s stunningly thin, impossibly light and still manages to feature a full-sized keyboard with room to spare. The problem? Well, it’s also one of the most expensive options out there and it only has a 13-inch screen, which could make things difficult when you’re trying to edit massive 4K videos.

The X1 Carbon is available in three colors: silver/white, black, and graphite gray. All three models have a 14-inch display, but they come with different specs. Silver/white models are equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD storage while black models are powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. Graphite gray models come with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD storage.

If you want to save some money without sacrificing performance or portability (the laptop weighs just 2.5 pounds), then we recommend getting either a silver or graphite gray model because they both have a fantastic build quality that will last for years to come—but we recommend getting more RAM if possible because having extra memory on hand can help speed up your workflow significantly.

HP Spectre x360 Touch

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standing screen display size‎13.3 Inches
Processor‎2.5 GHz core_i7
RAM‎8 GB
Memory Speed‎1600 MHz
Hard Drive‎256 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor‎Intel HD Graphics 520
Card Description‎Integrated
Wireless Type‎Bluetooth
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎12 Hours

The HP Spectre x360 Touch has a starting price of $1,100 and comes in gold, silver or grey. It’s slim at just 0.7 inches and light at 4.4 pounds. The battery lasts for 13 hours on a single charge thanks to its DuraKeys feature which turns off keyboard backlights when not in use, saving battery life. The x360 15t Touch also features HP Fast Charge Technology, which can charge to 50% within 30 minutes. It also includes a 1080p webcam with quad array digital microphones and dual speakers by Bang & Olufsen tuned by B&O Play audio lab. Its touchscreen display measures 15.6-inches and is made with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for durability.

It comes equipped with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). Additional features include: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, HDMI output, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS preinstalled. For connectivity, it offers Bluetooth 4.2, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port, and an HDMI out connection. For sound quality, it offers Bang & Olufsen Audio+ technology and supports Dolby Audio Premium Sound Enhancement software that delivers crisp surround sound from your laptop’s stereo speakers or headphones via a simple toggle switch.

The HP Spectre x360 15t Touch ships with a 45W AC adapter that charges via a standard power outlet. This laptop is backed by 1-year limited warranty for parts and labor included free of cost upon registration at the HP support site within 90 days of purchase date.

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

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Display13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors, 16:10 aspect ratio
ProcessorSystem on Chip (SoC) Apple M1 chip; 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores; 16-core Neural Engine
Graphics and Video SupportApple 8-core GPU
Charging and ExpansionTwo Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: Charging, DisplayPort Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
WirelessWi-Fi 802.11ax Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
In the Box13-inch MacBook Pro, 61W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
Height0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
Width11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
Depth8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
Weight3.0 pounds (1.4 kg)
Release Date11/10/2020


The Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a great laptop for video editing, whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional. The sleek aluminum unibody chassis of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro iteration is not only durable but also very portable. And its 15.4-inch Retina display lets you watch your videos on larger-than-life proportions — and in an eye-popping 2,880 x 1,800 resolution, no less! Just like every other 2020 Apple computer (except iMac), it also comes with Touch Bar functionality so you can do more things with just your fingers.

It also supports Thunderbolt 3 so you can hook up your storage devices (like external hard drives) to it using one superfast cable — and transfer data super fast too! Plus, if you’re into photography as well as video editing, it has an 8MP camera at its rear that will make sure all your photos look their best. If that wasn’t enough, there are 8GB of RAM and a 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 processor inside so you can multitask without worrying about slowing down your workflow.

Oh yeah: There’s also 256GB SSD storage inside plus two USB Type-C ports for charging, HDMI port for connecting to big screens and/or projectors, etc., SDXC card slot for adding even more memory if needed…and even a headphone jack! All these features combined make Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a perfect laptop for video editing under $600 — especially if you’re into Apple products anyway.

Acer Aspire E15

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Standing screen display size‎15.6 Inches
Max Screen Resolution‎1920 x 1080 Pixels
Processor‎1.6 GHz core_i5
RAM‎8 GB DDR4
Memory Speed‎3.4 GHz
Hard Drive‎256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor‎NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Chipset Brand‎NVIDIA
Card Description‎Dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size‎2 GB
Wireless Type‎802.11ac
Number of USB 2.0 Ports‎1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports‎3
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎15 Hours

The Acer Aspire E15 is one of our favorite affordable laptops and it’s perfect for video editing. The laptop features a 15.6-inch 1080p screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and a DVD/CD burner. The best part? It only costs about $400! This laptop offers some decent hardware at an unbeatable price.

While it doesn’t feature cutting-edge components, they get the job done well enough that you can edit videos without any problems. For example, while there isn’t a dedicated graphics card in here, you do get an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 card that will work just fine with most programs like Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro. You also get a 1TB hard drive and 6GB of RAM to help speed things up a bit as well as room to add more memory down the line if needed. Overall, we think it’s a great laptop for those on a budget who want something simple but reliable.

The laptop comes with Windows 10 installed so you won’t have to worry about any compatibility issues when running your favorite software. If you need something more powerful than what comes standard in most laptops today, consider upgrading your RAM and possibly adding another hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD). With these upgrades, your laptop should be able to handle anything from basic video editing tasks all the way up to 4K editing if needed.

Asus ZenBook UX430UN

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Standing screen display size‎14 Inches
Screen Resolution‎1920×1080
Max Screen Resolution‎1920×1080
Processor‎1.8 GHz core_i7
RAM‎16 GB LPDDR3
Memory Speed‎1.8 GHz
Hard Drive‎512 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor‎NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Chipset Brand‎NVIDIA
Card Description‎Dedicated
Wireless Type‎Bluetooth, 802.11bgn, 802.11ac
Number of USB 2.0 Ports‎1

For its price, you can’t beat what Asus is offering with its ZenBook UX430UN. You get a top-of-the-line eighth-generation i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 14 Full HD display. To be fair, though, if you’re editing videos on your laptop you might want to go with something a little more powerful like one of our other options on our list. But if portability is your number one concern (as it should be) then Asus delivers with its tiny but mighty machine. The ZenBook is perfect for those who want to jump from cafe to cafe and not have to worry about being tethered to an outlet or carrying around an extra battery charger.

It’s also thin enough that you won’t even notice it in your bag. And speaking of bags, did we mention that it weighs less than three pounds? Yes, that’s right—less than three pounds! At just 2.6 pounds for a 15-inch laptop, I think we may have found ourselves a winner here folks! Oh, and did we mention that it comes in four different colors? Yeah, black is nice but how about red or blue instead? This thing looks good no matter which color you choose. We don’t know how Asus does it but they always seem to find ways to make their products look sleek while maintaining affordability at the same time. If you need a new video editing laptop then consider giving Asus’ ZenBook UX430UN some serious thought.

Acer Swift 3

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Standing screen display size‎14 Inches
Max Screen Resolution‎1920 x 1080
Processor‎4.1 GHz ryzen_7_4700u
RAM‎8 GB LPDDR4
Memory Speed‎4.1 GHz
Hard Drive‎512 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor‎AMD Radeon Graphics
Chipset Brand‎AMD
Card Description‎Integrated
Wireless Type‎802.11ax
Number of USB 2.0 Ports‎1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports‎1
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎5 Hours


This laptop is perfect for video editing. It has a quad-core 8th generation Intel i5 CPU, which is more than enough power to handle whatever you throw at it. For an even cheaper option, there’s also the Acer Aspire E15, but it only has an 8th generation Intel i3 processor and less RAM (8GB). However, both of these laptops are still great choices if you’re looking to get a bang for your buck with video editing! They both have 1920×1080 IPS displays that look great, though we’d recommend opting for a 1080p display if you want something with higher refresh rates. The 15 Swift 3 retails for $580 on Amazon, while its 14 counterparts can be found on Newegg for just under $500. If you’re not sure what specs matter when buying a laptop for video editing, check out our guide here. And if you need help deciding between two different models, check out our comparison tool!

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71

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Standing screen display size‎15.6 Inches
Max Screen Resolution‎1920 x 1080 Pixels
Processor‎2.6 GHz core_i7
RAM‎16 GB DDR4
Memory Speed‎2133 MHz
Hard Drive‎1 TB Flash Memory Solid State Drive
Graphics Coprocessor‎NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Chipset Brand‎NVIDIA
Card Description‎Dedicated
Wireless Type‎802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Number of USB 2.0 Ports‎1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports‎3
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎5 Hours

I don’t often recommend gaming laptops, but I must admit that Asus’ ROG Strix GL502VS-DB71 has a little bit of gamer DNA in it. Not only does it boast one of Intel’s 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) Core i7 CPUs, but it also packs in 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. If you have the budget and you’re a gamer, then go for it—this could be one of your most interesting options. If money is less of an issue or you don’t have any specific needs, then why not go with one of Asus’ more mainstream models? The company offers several different configurations of its ZenBook UX305UA, ranging from $500 to over $1,000. The UX305UA is about as sleek as Ultrabooks get: It measures just 0.5 inches thick and weighs 2.6 pounds, so it’s easy to carry around in a bag all day long without feeling weighed down by it.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15

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Standing screen display size‎15 Inches
Max Screen Resolution‎3260×2160 Pixels
Processor‎1.9 GHz Core_i7_860
RAM‎16 GB LPDDR3
Memory Speed‎1866 MHz
Hard Drive‎512 GB flash memory solid state
Graphics Coprocessor‎NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Chipset Brand‎NVIDIA
Card Description‎Dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size‎6 GB
Wireless Type‎802.11abg
Number of USB 2.0 Ports‎1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports‎2
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎13.5 Hour


The new Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch is more powerful than its predecessor, while still delivering all-day battery life. If you’re looking to edit and create a 4K video, it’s a great option. The touchscreen is also pressure sensitive and you can use it as a tablet to draw or take notes on your video. On top of that, it can be used as a laptop with or without a detachable display. The Book 2 starts at $1,499, so it might be out of your price range for a laptop specifically built for video editing… but if not, consider it one of your better options within that price range. It has an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. A GeForce GTX 1050 GPU gives it enough power to handle most tasks. You’ll get about nine hours of battery life when doing regular productivity tasks and up to five hours when playing games. The detachable screen allows you to have a full laptop experience or just touch-based content creation — making it versatile in terms of both form factor and usage scenarios.

Acer Spin 3

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Standing screen display size‎14 Inches
Screen Resolution‎1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution‎1920 x 1080
Processor‎3.7 GHz core_i5_1035g4
RAM‎8 GB LPDDR4
Hard Drive‎512 GB flash memory solid state
Graphics Coprocessor‎Intel Iris Plus
Chipset Brand‎Intel
Card Description‎Integrated
Wireless Type‎Bluetooth
Number of USB 3.0 Ports‎2
Average Battery Life (in hours)‎12 Hours


One of our favorite laptops under $600 is HP’s ProBook 450 G4, but if you’re in search of something with a touch more flash, it’s worth checking out Acer’s Spin 3 convertible laptop. It costs a tad bit more than HP’s machine, ringing up at around $650 on Amazon (and even higher elsewhere), but that extra cash gets you some great extras. The Spin 3 comes with an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive. As you might have expected from a spinny laptop, it comes with a touchscreen display that rotates 360 degrees to change from laptop to tablet mode. If you want to spend less money on your next computer, check out our list of best laptops under $500. For those who are willing to pay a little more, here are our picks for the best laptops under $1000. We also have some high-end recommendations too!

Conclusion

If you’re in search of a laptop that can keep up with your video editing demands, these are some of your best options. All of these devices provide great battery life, high-end processors, and decent graphics cards. This will allow you to easily handle even complex projects in a minimal amount of time without running into problems or compromising quality. Which one would be perfect for you? The answer is subjective, but if we had to choose just one, it would be Dell’s XPS 15. It’s powerful enough for most users and still fairly affordable at $1,099 (at least compared to other laptops on our list). However, if you’re looking for something a little more affordable (but not necessarily less powerful), then we recommend taking a look at Acer’s Aspire VX 15 ($799) or HP’s Pavilion x360 ($699).

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Daniel Azree

Daniel is the founder CEO of Laptopsea and other Gaming Websites. A website that provides buying guides and information on pc components. He has a passion for writing, and he loves to write about anything related to pc components. View all posts by Daniel Azree

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